Barry Odom, the Head Coach of Missouri, is not a very good football coach and clearly doesn’t know much about West Virginia’s team this year. Odom took “coach speak” to another level on his weekly press conference, saying, “You look at our next opponent, West Virginia, they’re 1-0. They have a lot of experience.”
"You look at our next opponent, West Virginia, they've got a lot of experience." – Mizzou coach Barry Odom pic.twitter.com/Cfrc56bKqS
— Alex Hickey (@bigahickey) September 4, 2019
West Virginia doesn’t have a lot of experience anywhere on the team. In fact, West Virginia could be the least experienced team that Missouri will play all season.
Odom went on say, “They play attacking football.” What game was he watching? West Virginia’s offense in the season opener against James Madison was as bland, vanilla and conservative as it could have possibly been.
Odom continued: “I’m impressed with West Virginia’s skill, I’m impressed with their speed and I’m impressed with their scheme. We’ll really need to prepare well and execute the plan we have in place to give ourselves an opportunity to have success.”
Odom might as well have just said, “Blah blah…blah blah blah blah…blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah…blah.” Nothing substantial was said and all of it could have been said about any team by any coach in the country.
In addition to losing his season opener at Wyoming, Odom has struggled throughout his time at Missouri. His record with the Tigers is 19-20, 0-2 in bowl games and has only won one game against a Top 25 team since taking over the team.
West Virginia plays at Missouri on Saturday at noon. The game will be televised on ESPN2.